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Need Help Sticking to Your Nutrition and Exercise this Holiday Season? Try This Challenge.

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, beedieu

Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, beedieu

A lot of people find themselves using family trips, catching up with friends, or other social events as excuses to skimp on healthy eating and exercise. For example: Family dinners are followed up with TV watching. Catching up with friends consists of downing empty calories at a happy hour.

Finding ways to stay active is important – sitting or lying down for prolonged periods slows the metabolism and decreases the effectiveness of insulin. Also, the blood sugar from a meal is released after 60-90 minutes, so utilizing this window to exercise ensures that any pounds you tack on will be muscle and not fat.

Challenge yourself: “For one month, I will be active with others.”

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Be Your Best Self: Include the Family

 

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credit: Instagram @thegirlwholovescheese

credit: Instagram @thegirlwholovescheese

A lot of people find themselves using family trips, catching up with friends, or other social events as excuses to skimp on diet and exercise. For most us, family dinners are followed up with TV watching, and catching up with friends consists of downing empty calories at happy hour. Finding ways to stay active, however, is important. Sitting or lying down for prolonged periods slows the metabolism, decreases the effectiveness of insulin, and simply makes time with the family more boring than it needs to be. Also, the blood sugar from a meal is released after 60-90 minutes, so utilizing this window to exercise ensures that any pounds you take back home with you will be muscle and not fat.

After a family dinner, for example, WellnessFX practitioner Dr. Jeffrey Edman suggests a family walk around the neighborhood. Not only will it burn calories and get the metabolism going, but it can also lead to memorable conversations and maybe even a tradition.

If an old friend’s in town, suggest a walk through a park or a leisurely hike in the woods. Offer to take them to your rock climbing gym or go salsa dancing. Such activities will not only make for more active and memorable experiences, but can help expose loved ones to healthier habits as well.

How do you include others in your active life?

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

A Happy, Healthy Office With WellnessFX

DSC00969For most of us, a huge chunk of our daily lives is spent at the office. The bad news? This can consist of hours of sitting, frequent trips to the snack machine for whatever is edible, and an overall boring and inactive experience. That’s pretty disheartening.

But the good news is really good, because an office environment doesn’t have to be that way! WellnessFX provides customers with a way to track their biomarkers, consult with trained health professionals, and create a plan for a healthier lifestyle. It’s only natural that our office space practices what we preach. When you consider how passionate we all are about nutrition, health, and wellness, what else would you expect?

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Our team is a varied as it is awesome. Among our ranks are Paleo dieters, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free-ers, and people who just like good food. Our fridge is stocked with all kinds of organic, fresh goodness, and at lunch time people make elaborate salads, wraps with seaweed, or even use the blender to fix a nice and filling smoothie. There’s even a separate fridge filled with coconut water!

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.